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30th May, 2017 - 7:47 am
award golden cup for top broadband isp

Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

Consumer magazine Which? has published the outcome from their first 2017 consumer survey of Mobile Network Operators (MNO), which ranked Giffgaff top with a customer score of 81%. Sadly Vodafone and EE could both be found languishing at the bottom of the table on 50% (tied). Read More..

26th May, 2017 - 2:26 pm
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Author: Mark Jackson | 62 Comments

Residents in the village of Poulshot (Wiltshire) reportedly used their cars to block an Openreach (BT) contractor after they began erecting 5 new telegraph poles for superfast broadband in a conservation area, which a local Parish council chairman said was done without prior consultation. Read More..

26th May, 2017 - 2:04 pm
copper and fibre optic hybrid broadband cables uk

Author: Mark Jackson | 2 Comments

A new update from Point Topic has summarised the latest data from ISPs in the United Kingdom, which found that faster Cable (DOCSIS) and “fibre” (FTTC/P/H/B) based broadband lines have finally overtaken older / slower pure copper Digital Subscriber Line (e.g. ADSL) services. Read More..

26th May, 2017 - 7:57 am
sky_broadband_sheild

Author: Mark Jackson | 10 Comments

Customers of Sky Broadband, specifically those who have enabled the ‘Shield’ (Parental Control) service, won’t have been able to view ISPreview.co.uk since yesterday evening because the ISP has wrongfully blocked us under their “Phishing and Malware” category. But there’s a political twist.. Read More..

25th May, 2017 - 11:03 am
united kingdom black map

Author: Mark Jackson | 11 Comments

The latest Q1 2017 figures from the Government’s £1.6bn+ Broadband Delivery UK project has revealed that some 4,426,493 additional premises across the United Kingdom can now order a “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) service as a result of their joint investment with local councils and the private sector. Read More..

25th May, 2017 - 10:40 am
computer_security_uk

Author: Mark Jackson | 1 Comment

A recent survey of British adults by YouGov has revealed that 16% of people have used a Virtual Private Network (VPN) or Proxy Server, with 48% adopting it in order to circumvent region (geo) blocking of online content and 44% using it to enhance their Internet security. Read More..

25th May, 2017 - 9:47 am
TUC Logo Trades Union Congress

Author: Mark Jackson | 1 Comment

The Trades Union Congress (TUC), which represents about 5.6 million British workers via 50 unions, has today published a new analysis of household debt that calls on the Government to push “a lot more” investment towards broadband and other areas in order to help tackle a shortage of well-paid jobs. Read More..

24th May, 2017 - 9:04 am
northern_ireland_regions_map_uk

Author: Mark Jackson | 1 Comment

Over the past week we’ve highlighted the broadband and internet related commitments from nearly all of the major UK political parties (here, here and here) and Plaid Cymru in Wales (here). Today we’ve done a quick summary of what the key parties in Northern Ireland are promising. Read More..

24th May, 2017 - 8:54 am
bt engineer cutting fibre optic cable

Author: Mark Jackson | 10 Comments

UK ISP TalkTalk has reportedly complained that BT is not offering them enough compensation, which comes after Ofcom ruled in March 2017 that Openreach had broken their rules by failing to pay ISPs proper compensation for late installations of high-speed business lines (Ethernet). Read More..

23rd May, 2017 - 1:23 pm
relish_logo

Author: Mark Jackson | 19 Comments

Fixed Wireless ISP Relish Wireless (UK Broadband Ltd.), which was recently acquired by Three UK and operates a 40Mbps capable LTE broadband network in central London and Swindon, has surprised users by introducing a vague Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) on their “unlimited” service. Read More..

23rd May, 2017 - 10:33 am
amazon_video

Author: Mark Jackson | 8 Comments

Competition between the Internet video streaming giants is hotting up after Amazon Video added 40 live TV and on-demand channels (e.g. Discovery, Eurosport) to their £79/year or £7.99/month ‘Prime’ service, although you’ll have to pay an extra monthly fee for each (from £1.49). Read More..

23rd May, 2017 - 9:41 am
fibre optic trench digger

Author: Mark Jackson | 3 Comments

The Broadband Stakeholder Group, which is a think-tank for the UK Government, has published a new report from Analysys Mason that proposes a number of changes for making it easier and cheaper for telecoms operators to deploy ultrafast 5G Mobile and “full fibre” (FTTP/H) broadband networks. Read More..

23rd May, 2017 - 8:50 am
5g indy500 test

Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

Ericsson has teamed up with mobile network operator Verizon (USA) at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Indy 500) to demo how their future 5G Mobile technology can deliver downlink data speeds of up to 6.4Gbps (Gigabits per second) and “extremely low latency“, all in a car travelling at 60MPH. Read More..

23rd May, 2017 - 7:49 am
netgear nighthark r7000

Author: Mark Jackson | 4 Comments

Owners of NETGEAR‘s R7000 Nighthawk WiFi router family (other models may follow) have complained after a new firmware update (v1.0.8.34) was pushed out that enables “analytics data connection” by default, which sends details about your network and Internet connection back to the company. Read More..

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